The feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe is this week and a number of our parishes have events planned.
Corpus Christi at Council Bluffs
Dec. 14 - Activities at Queen of Apostles church; 5:30 a.m. mananitas; 2 p.m. Mass, 3:30 p.m. celebration
St. Anthony at Des Moines
Dec. 11 - 7 p.m. celebration in parish hall; 8 p.m. Mass.
Christ the King at Des Moines
Dec. 3 - Novena at 6:30 p.m. at church.
Dec. 12 - 6-6:30 p.m.- Rosary; 6:45 p.m. - A play of the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe apparitions; 7:30 p.m. procession; 8 p.m. Mass in Spanish followed by dancers in the parish hall celebrating with tamales, Mexican bread and chocolate.
Our Lady of the Americas, Des Moines
Dec. 11 - 4:45 p.m. rosary; 5:30 p.m. daily Mass; 6:30 p.m. variety of dances; 7:30 p.m. play of the apparitions; 8:15 p.m. danza Juan Diego; 10 p.m. procession to St. Ambrose Cathedral; 11 p.m. novena and midnight Mass at St. Ambrose Cathedral.
Dec. 12 - Rosary before 5:30 p.m. bilingual Mass; 7:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish with Danza Juan Diego after Mass.
St. Ambrose Cathedral
Dec. 12 - Midnight Mass with Bishop Richard Pates
Sacred Heart, West Des Moines
Dec. 12 - 5:30 p.m. bilingual rosary; 6:30 p.m. novena and procession; 7 p.m. Mass; 8-9:30 p.m. traditional Mexican dancers, hot chocolate and bread.
St. Mary, Red Oak
Dec. 13 - 7 p.m. Day of Recollection in Spanish (church)
Dec. 14 - 1 p.m. Mass in Spanish. After Mass, there will be a celebration in parish hall.
St. Patrick, Lenox
Dec. 8 - 5:30 p.m. Mass; reception to follow.
St. Michael, Harlan
Dec. 21 - 6 p.m. Holy Hour, reconciliation, rosary and consecration of each family to Our Lady. 7 p.m. Spanish Mass, reception with meal to follow in parish center.
St. Mary, Shenandoah
Dec. 12 - Mass at 5:30 p.m. On separate day prior to Mass there will be an ecumenical community parade by the Hispanic community, followed by a potluck supper at the First Methodist Church. Contact the parish for details.